There is more to medical care than treatments to prevent or cure disease. Improving your quality of life is as important to us as the success of your treatment. At Providence Mission Hospital, our palliative care department is an integral part of our commitment to care for our patients in body, mind and spirit.
Palliative care provides comfort and compassionate care for seriously ill patients by easing symptoms, while maintaining the highest possible quality of life. It is for adults of any age, at any stage of illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic or life-threatening.
Palliative care focuses on comfort for the patient while reassuring loved ones (family and friends) that they are receiving the most extensive and extraordinary care to help minimize pain and symptoms while participating in day-to-day activities.
Palliative care supports your treatment choices, anticipating your needs while proactively treating symptoms that may arise to help you maintain your quality of life. Our palliative care team works with your current health care providers to create a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate pain and symptoms.